Originally Posted by Thomas G.
OK, maybe I'm not explaining this properly. My theory is that FG trailer ownership (old or new) is higher among Canadians on a per capita basis.
Do I have any statistics? Are you kidding? This is the internet.
I suspect it might be a little tough to nail that assumption down.
Even though Canada is a bigger country we only have about the same population of all of California. Yes we did and still do have some major fiberglass trailer manufactures. Though the years though the biggest producer which has gone by by was of course the Boler
. But many of the boler's went south, although some for various reasons did sneak back under the fence during the 70's as a result of draft issues south of us
most went south & have stayed south though.
Trilliums started out here as well but they where going toe to toe with Boler so they had an uphill battle getting market share away from Boler - same problem with some of the other small players that came and went quickly in the 70's time frame. Bigfoot
was the biggest fiberglass trailer manufacture in the north for the past 30 years & probable still is but a lot of their trailers go south on being hatched & thus the reason they closed for a time when the US market crashed, but back into biz again now.
Something to keep in mind is things are still a little rough up here in the north so pick ups & campers are still the 1st choose for a great many. If you go to any popular fishing or hunting spots you will soon realize that Bigfoot
has a strong hold on that market. With a camper they can pull a boat to their fav fishing hole or travel on rough roads to their fav hunting spot. Here in BC for example we have very few Government run parks with any hook ups at all - thats why we call it Super Natural BC
So due to lack of power and water you not going to be able to use half of the fancy features that come in a trailer even if you are going to a popular Government park & can get up the road to it.
I dont think Bigfoot
over their 30 years has turned out near as many trailers as Casita
combined though. Of course there is the new kid on the block Escape
who is quickly making up for lost time and may have been given a little help with Bigfoot stepping out of the picture for a while. Escapes production may also be leaning a little bit more south than north though these days (thats just a guess on my part) in part due to the p/u camper issue in their own back yard. Sadly when people in these parts think of fiberglass trailers they still tend to think Bigfoot, suspect most still dont even know about the Escape
option yet but some of us are doing our best to change that